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Do you agree that martin Luther king was the most important factor in helping black people gaining civil rights in 1960s?

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Do you agree that martin Luther king was the most important factor in helping black people gaining civil rights in 1960s? For hundreds of years black people in America had been discriminated against. It was only in the 1960s that people started to take action this was the start of the civil rights movement. One person who helped black people gain civil rights was martin Luther king but he was not the most important factor because there where many factors that did more work than martin l k, he was just the most famous. The NAACP founded in 1909 was a group of civil right activists who wanted black people to have the same rights as all white people. ...read more.

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Rosa parks was part of the NAACP and in December 1955 broke the law by sitting at the front of the bus and not getting up when a white man wanted to sit down. Rosa Park was taken to prison and NAACP started a campaign to stop segregation on buses. The bus boycott was organised, the idea was that no black would go on the bus Martin l k did a lot of great things to try and win civil rights such as the 1963 I have a dream speech in Washington that got the worlds attention, the march on Birmingham also got a lot of attention because no matter how hard the whites attacked the blacks marched on following martin l k, because of those two things and many more rally's he organised he won the 1964 civil rights act and 1964 voting rights act. ...read more.

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Kennedy first took notice of the civil rights movement when he became president in 1960 but it was not until martin l k speck in Washington that he started to try and do something about it. But on Friday 22 1963 in Texas he was shot. This shook the world as no one understood why someone had a reason to shoot him. People who took it the hardest where blacks of America because a lot of them believed that without Kennedy there was no hope in winning civil rights. Shortly after Johnson became president and he decided to finish Kennedy's job and signed the 1964 civil rights act and the 1964 voting rights act. Without theses two-president martin l k and the other entire civil rights leader would never of won the civil rights act. ...read more.

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